State Prisons in tennessee

Clicking on any of the Tennessee facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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Tennessee Department of Correction - Prisons and Inmate Search

Tennessee maintains their own state prison system; fourteen facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum. Ten of these prisons are operated by the Department of Correction and four are managed privately by CoreCivic.

The Tennessee Department of Correction is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. Tennessee also has a death row with almost 45 murderers at any one time, waiting to be executed.

Go here for full instructions on using the Tennessee Department of Correction Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees

The Tennessee Youth Development Center is a 120-bed secure detention center for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to detention, or are awaiting their court dates.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the Tennessee Department of Correction or Youth Development Center, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.